Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe changes hands

Press release announcing changes follows.  The Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, which carries one of the more diverse inventories on Canyon Road, has new owners. Sauer, who indicated in the past year she was hoping to slow down a bit, issued the following press release Sunday, July 7.

"I am very pleased to announce the sale of the Jane Sauer Gallery to Michael and Jennifer Tansey as of July 1, 2013. I am not only happy for the continuation of the gallery, the collectors and the artists but for the Santa Fe art community. Although the Tanseys already have a home in Santa Fe, this increased involvement in the community will be a great asset to the city.
"The Tanseys plan to continue the gallerys mission of exhibiting creative and inventive art regardless of the media from which it is made. The 2013 exhibition schedule will remain unchanged. The staff, Jorden Nye, Richard Boyle, and Doug Kings will remain in place and I will continue to actively participate during a long term transition phase. The artists we exhibit will continue to be a vital part of the gallery program.
"Michael Tansey previously owned an art gallery in Tucson, Arizona. He currently is majority owner of ART Miami, Inc which produces ART Miami, Context, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, and Aqua. Jennifer Tansey has thirteen years experience in marketing, communications and client relations, most recently with Colorado Public Radio. The skills of both Michael and Jennifer will significantly enhance the expansion of the gallery.
"In the past few days, I already feel the surge of new energy and excitement at 652 Canyon Road. I know that this vibrant duo will reserve what is the trademark of Jane Sauer Gallery and bring new ideas and vibrancy to us, Santa Fe at large and the art community in particular."

The business will continue under the name of Jane Sauer for the foreseeable future. Sauer, who had been a long-time employee, bought the Thirteen Moons Gallery, eight years ago. It had been primarily a high-end fiber gallery with some ceramics and jewelry. She slowly changed the mix adding artists from various disciplines including wood artist Christian Burchard, Ron Layport and Randall Rosenthal.
The Tanseys have indicated they will continue in the direction started by Sauer and may add more wood in the future. The gallery will again have a strong presence at SOFA Chicago Nov. 1-3.